Probably the worst thing to come out of the United Kingdom’s just passed general election is that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is here to stay, and so are his socialist ideas. Corbyn himself and the media have spun the election result as sign that his values are gaining a resurgence with disaffected voters, particularly with the youth. They have also pointed out the similarities with the campaign Bernie Sanders ran in the United States (who also endorsed Corbyn) to show this is a pattern in western countries.
So, we shouldn’t be surprised that there are Labor MPs in Australia who want their party to be more like Corbyn. This is quite ironic because you could not think of the Australian Labor Party becoming more left wing, but for some they are still not left wing enough. One of the proponents of ALP learning from Corbyn is Australia’s worst political opportunist Senator Sam Dastyari.
The reason Sam was in the UK recently (where he told us he was only metres away from London Bridge terror attack) was to volunteer on the Labour party’s campaign (on the taxpayer dime of course). Sam said that the lessons to be learned was “everyone hates the political establishment and you can’t be anti-establishment enough” and “Standing for something will always beat standing for nothing – even if people aren’t invested in what that something is’’.
If the ALP needs an anti-establishment politician and figurehead then you can certainly rule out Dastyari being the man for the job. You cannot get a more establishment than Sam Dastyari, he rose from the NSW Labor Right’s Sussex Street party machine and was previously state secretary of the New South Wales Labor Party. Plus, conviction politicians don’t usually have their political beliefs changed by Chinese businessmen donating to their campaign. It boggles the mind how anyone could think that Dastyari is motivated by a set of core political values.
The videos he puts out and the media appearances he makes are nothing but pandering to the attitudes of your typical inner-city leftist. This includes his attempt to be constantly triggered by everything Pauline Hanson and One Nation does, proclaiming the wonders of the halal snack pack and who could forget his slandering of people’s expensive homes in Sydney. Let’s also remember the inquiry he is heading into so called fake news and of course jumping on the big bank bashing bandwagon.
His hunger for attention has resulted in him publishing a memoir to paint his life story as that of a humble immigrant and not a greasy pole climber. Despite his various scandals he appears to be Mr Untouchable in the ALP with Bill Shorten refusing to say anything bad about him and reluctant to discipline him for his array of misconduct.
But back to the lessons Dastyari claims we should take from the UK election, it is scary proposition that the ALP could lurch further to the left. They already want to send Australia into the dark ages with their commitment to a 50% renewable energy target, they support keeping the floodgates open for any type of person coming to our shores, they adhere to every politically correct cause you can think of which includes the LGBT agenda, suppression of free speech and every feminist demand.
The ALP has been ahead in every poll for the past six months which means that unless the Coalition seriously changes its direction and strategy Bill Shorten will be Prime Minister, and if they adapt the Corbyn approach Australia will have a far-left government which will destroy this nation. What the Malcolm Turnbull and Coalition need to do to prevent an inevitable ALP victory is be conviction politicians themselves, and offer the Australian people what they are crying out for.
Part of the reason why Theresa May was seen to have performed so poorly is because she was seen to be standing for nothing and having a soft-left manifesto, there were many similarities noted between her campaign and that of the Coalition’s poor 2016 campaign which almost saw them lose their majority. If you stand for nothing or try to emulate the left people will vote for the real thing rather than a cheap imitation.
The Coalition needs to end its adherence to the climate change religion and instead be focused on delivering Australians cheap affordable power. It needs to restore free speech, this doesn’t just mean repealing 18C but abolishing the Australian Human Rights Commission. It needs to put a ban on further Muslim immigration so we can make Australia safe again. If the ALP is going to the adopt the Corbyn manifesto that Australia needs a real conservative alternative to save this nation from a downward spiral.